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I don’t know that much about white teas but I am trying to further my education. I found this in the bulk section at Whole Foods so the risk of not liking it was relatively low.

These are quite beautiful long silver needles and they smell quite fresh and lovely. I have to admit my water temp has probably been a bit hotter than what they recommend but the tea does not seem to have suffered.

I am looking for the grape they have mentioned here. Grape? I don’t really get that at all. I can definitely get the honeydew melon and maybe some pear. This tea is making my tongue tingle. The only other Bai Mu Dan I’ve had is the one from Teavivre, and I don’t think this is quite as good as that one, not as sweet and flowery. But I do not think I’ll have any problem finishing this off and I might even use it in a blend.

Tamm

I think that the last Bai Mu Dan I tried had some “grape” in it. It didn’t really stand out until the 3rd-ish infusion and was much more pronounced when I added a very small amount of honey.

TeaBrat

I’ll keep trying! :)

Tamm

:O I also just realized that this is the same Bai Mu Dan that I have! So I’d for sure keep trying. I don’t know what you’re brewing it in or if it it’d change things at all. But I was using a very small ceramic piece.

TeaBrat

I used a gaiwan but only for two steeps… I might try lowering my water temp a bit as well.

Amariel

Nice. Silk Road is down the road from me. It’s a nice place on the edge of Chinatown. Maybe I’ll pop in while I’m out tomorrow.

TeaBrat

@Heather, I thought this one was in San Rafael, CA – is there more than one with the same name I wonder?

ScottTeaMan

Amy, if you get to where you like whites a bit more than you used to, they are good later in the evening. I find them relaxing and they are much lower in caffeine. I also drink more whites in the Spring and Summer. :))

TeaBrat

yeah, I have to watch my caffeine intake in the evening. I had that white tea last night and I had a hard time falling asleep….

ScottTeaMan

WOW…….white teas have a much lower content than black teas. I’m surprised the white tea kept you up.

Tamm

Amy, I totally have to do that too. I had a half glass of white tea, the same one, and I was up 2-3 hours later than usual. I normally stop drinking around 8.

Amariel

http://silkroadtea.com/location.htm

I suppose there could be more than one, but I searched the listings here and one that caught my attention was Japanese Sour Cherry, which I have had from them, but more specifically was the Alchemist’s Brew…I don’t think that’s a very common name. But more specifically, the Angelwater on Steepster under Silk Road Teas, linked from this post, is exact to the Angelwater herbal here: http://silkroadtea.com/herbal_teas.htm

So, I have to say that this is the Victoria one…

Amariel

Oh, and this one here:
http://steepster.com/teas/silk-road-teas/14886-royal-abkhazi

" *This tea, which was made exclusively for the Abkhazi Garden, is currently available in two sizes. Proceeds benefit Abkhazi Garden, a project of The Land Conservancy of B.C."

Abkhazi Gardens isn’t too far from me…

I did look up Silk Road San Rafael though, and there are indeed more than one, so it is possible the listings could be mixed up here with two companies using the same name. I suppose it depends on the logo on your tea…is it red like a Chinese character, or a horse?

TeaBrat

I don’t know… I got it in the bulk section at Whole Foods so there was no logo…

Amariel

Oh, how interesting! I wonder which one it really is then.

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Tamm

I think that the last Bai Mu Dan I tried had some “grape” in it. It didn’t really stand out until the 3rd-ish infusion and was much more pronounced when I added a very small amount of honey.

TeaBrat

I’ll keep trying! :)

Tamm

:O I also just realized that this is the same Bai Mu Dan that I have! So I’d for sure keep trying. I don’t know what you’re brewing it in or if it it’d change things at all. But I was using a very small ceramic piece.

TeaBrat

I used a gaiwan but only for two steeps… I might try lowering my water temp a bit as well.

Amariel

Nice. Silk Road is down the road from me. It’s a nice place on the edge of Chinatown. Maybe I’ll pop in while I’m out tomorrow.

TeaBrat

@Heather, I thought this one was in San Rafael, CA – is there more than one with the same name I wonder?

ScottTeaMan

Amy, if you get to where you like whites a bit more than you used to, they are good later in the evening. I find them relaxing and they are much lower in caffeine. I also drink more whites in the Spring and Summer. :))

TeaBrat

yeah, I have to watch my caffeine intake in the evening. I had that white tea last night and I had a hard time falling asleep….

ScottTeaMan

WOW…….white teas have a much lower content than black teas. I’m surprised the white tea kept you up.

Tamm

Amy, I totally have to do that too. I had a half glass of white tea, the same one, and I was up 2-3 hours later than usual. I normally stop drinking around 8.

Amariel

http://silkroadtea.com/location.htm

I suppose there could be more than one, but I searched the listings here and one that caught my attention was Japanese Sour Cherry, which I have had from them, but more specifically was the Alchemist’s Brew…I don’t think that’s a very common name. But more specifically, the Angelwater on Steepster under Silk Road Teas, linked from this post, is exact to the Angelwater herbal here: http://silkroadtea.com/herbal_teas.htm

So, I have to say that this is the Victoria one…

Amariel

Oh, and this one here:
http://steepster.com/teas/silk-road-teas/14886-royal-abkhazi

" *This tea, which was made exclusively for the Abkhazi Garden, is currently available in two sizes. Proceeds benefit Abkhazi Garden, a project of The Land Conservancy of B.C."

Abkhazi Gardens isn’t too far from me…

I did look up Silk Road San Rafael though, and there are indeed more than one, so it is possible the listings could be mixed up here with two companies using the same name. I suppose it depends on the logo on your tea…is it red like a Chinese character, or a horse?

TeaBrat

I don’t know… I got it in the bulk section at Whole Foods so there was no logo…

Amariel

Oh, how interesting! I wonder which one it really is then.

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